Sports briefs for Thursday

Published 9:36 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Lamar hires Meshew to women’s soccer staff

BEAUMONT — Former Southwestern University interim head coach Jamie Meshew was named assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at Lamar, the school announced Wednesday.

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Meshew spent three seasons at Southwestern, an NAIA school located in Georgetown. She was interim coach for the final 13 games of the 2014 season and took the team from an 0-6-1 mark to 5-7-1 run during her reign.

The Vanderbilt alumna said she’s thrilled to be at Lamar and excited to coach on the Division I level, with the goal of one day being a Division I head coach.

“Jamie comes highly recommended from a number of people I trust and respect,” Lamar coach Orlando Cervantes said in a news release. “She is a great teacher and her experience as a head coach will be invaluable.”

Lamar opens the season against San Jose State at 7 p.m. Friday at the LU Soccer Complex.

Thomas back in practice for Seahawks

SEATTLE — West Orange-Stark graduate and former Texas Longhorn Earl Thomas returned to practice with the Seahawks this week.

The safety was activated from the physically unable-to-perform list after rehabilitating a shoulder injury he played with in February’s Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. Thomas said on Seahawks’ video that the rehab process was “very tough.”

“I was debating in my head if I still loved [football] at one point, but being out here today, it reassured me that I love it,” Thomas said. “I just need to be out here. I just need to be involved.”

Thomas, who signed a multi-year extension with the Seahawks in April 2014, has been wearing a non-contact red jersey in practice. He finished the 2014 season with 95 tackles and an interception in 2014.


Longhorns freshman said he must re-take ACT

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas freshman tight end Devonaire Clarington said Wednesday on Twitter that the NCAA has instructed him to re-take the ACT so it can determine if he’s eligible to play this season.

The ACT is a standardized test used to help determine freshman eligibility.

Clarington is from Miami.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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